Child Welfare Supervisor

Child Welfare Supervisor Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Child Welfare Supervisor to join our team.


  • Transporting clients as needed;
  • Promotes working relationships with community organizations, churches, funding bodies, and other providers;
  • Assists in training casework staff to ensure they possess the skills needed to perform their job responsibilities;
  • Maintain open communication with the Program Director to ensure that information regarding both client and staff status is regularly reported;
  • Perform other related tasks as necessary or as assigned;
  • Completes and submits all necessary reports, billing, and documentation accurately and on time as required by LSSI and funding sources;
  • Ensure promotion of FamilyCore services through building relationships with Department of Children and Family Services;
  • Manage and adheres to all contract requirements;
  • Promote and demonstrate commitment to FamilyCore’s mission, vision and values;
  • System complies with the requirements of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Rule and Procedure;
  • Ensure Child Welfare Department operates in a fiscally responsible manner;
  • Provide at a minimum of twice monthly formal supervision;
  • Provide clinical direction and guidance to staff;
  • Assess risk and barriers to permanency;
  • Review and approves service plans, assigns cases and attends court as necessary.


  • A minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience preferred;
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in social services (Child Welfare preferred);
  • Master’s degree in social work, or a Master’s degree in an approved human services field;
  • Ability to pass DCFS required criminal background check including CANTS/SACWIS and SORS;
  • Ability to lead a team, including strong communication and organizational skills. Must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgment;
  • Ability to provide required DCFS Medical Report/TB test;
  • DCFS Child Welfare Employee Licensure required; 402 Licensure preferred or ability to pass 402 licensure test within 3 months of employment;
  • Reliable, punctual, and able to manage multiple tasks and able to work flexible hours;
  • Ability to work in an alcohol, tobacco and drug-free environment;
  • Experience in behavior management programs and needs assessment helpful;
  • MSW or other relevant Master’s Degree;
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials;
  • Valid Illinois driver’s license with acceptable driving record; insured and reliable transportation.